Arizona HS pulls off miraculous comeback victory from 17 down in final 1:10

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The thrilling victory by Louisville over UCF Friday has to take a back seat to what Hamilton HS (Az) did against national powerhouse Bishop Gorman (Nv) on the same evening.

Have you seen a team come back from a 17-point deficit with 1:10 remaining to win in regulation?

Watch the video below and you will be able to say you have:

Hamilton kicked a field goal with 1:10 left to cut the deficit to 24-10. All it needed was to recover a pair of onside kicks, score two touchdowns and convert a 2-point conversion from there.

And it did.

The Arizona Republic chronicles the miracle in the desert:

Nicco Marchiol threw a 2-yard scoring pass to tight end Michael Masunas with 30 seconds left to cut the score to 24-17.

Then, after Jacob Medina’s second straight on-side kick worked again and was recovered by Hamilton (3-0), Marchiol quickly led the Huskies 48 yards, ending it with a 22-yard strike to sophomore running back Nick Switzer with eight seconds to play cut it to 24-23.

No way Hamilton was going to go into overtime, not with the way Marchiol was going, not after how last year’s Open Division championship game ended in a 23-21 loss to Chandler with a missed chip-shot field goal try in the end, after Marchiol was magnificent down the stretch in that game.

After a timeout, Marchiol took the snap out of shot gun and rolled to his left and bulled his way into the end zone to give Hamilton a 25-24 lead.